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Sep 29: New Executive for Vancity Community Foundation

New Executive Director for Vancity Community Foundation

Vancouver, September 29, 2004 –BC’s deputy child and youth officer has been named the new executive director of the Vancity Community Foundation.

Ian Mass was hired following a national search that yielded an impressive list of candidates and was selected based on his combination of education, experience, community involvement, proven leadership and values.

Ian brings to the foundation a wide range of experience, including an outstanding career in the youth and child protection field and a background as a broadcaster and writer focusing on public policy issues. He has also served the community for many years in various volunteer roles, including leading boards of directors for a variety of community service, education and civic organizations.

Ian replaces former executive director David Driscoll who recently retired.

Vancity is Canada’s largest credit union, with $9.3 billion in assets, 305,000 members, and 41 branches throughout Greater Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and Victoria. Vancity was chosen as the best place to work in Canada for 2005 by Maclean’s Magazine as part of its annual Canada’s Top 100 Employers issue. Vancity owns Citizens Bank of Canada, serving members across the country by telephone, ATM, and the Internet. Both Vancity and Citizens Bank are guided by a commitment to corporate social responsibility, and to improve the quality of life in the communities where we live and work.